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Book: Turntable Stories

Chapter: It Landed

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.46293


1998: An unlisted mixtape made by a soon-to-be-dead friend leads to a search for a record that takes place over the last twenty years via bands, record label contacts and blind luck.

Spoiler: Ends with a grown man crying at a parcel from France on a pavement.

THEN Searching for music in a pre-internet world was an absolute pleasure. But was it?

NOW Screening every bit of available music on the world wide web is as giving as it is taking.

A man lost in a swirling fog of his own making tries to find a way out via releasing his own records, building up contacts for his band but it all the while trying to search out this mystery sound.

And then, it landed.

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